The 10 Best Homages On ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’


If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, there’s no shortage of name-checks and homages on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. From requisite rap samples to the less expected rock and Hollywood film influences, the references runneth over on this album. We round up the 10 best.—Sowmya Krishnamurthy


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  • tsem

    Johnny cash didn’t sing this to begin with. It was a nine inch nails song, that he remade.

  • Chris Swanko

    True but Jay referred to the Johnny Cash version. That’s the lyric.

  • that dude

    I thought it was just a lot of bitting going on…….As usual from Jay. I expected more from this album. Shit was kinda weak.